Bulldogs are finicky. This one in particular. We started her on EVO – Red Meat as planned and she LOVED it. Not firing on all cylinders, I just gave her a cup of it, totally forgetting to phase it in and that she has a sensitive tummy (totally unfit mother). Needless to say, she was sick all night. A total of seven throw-ups = lesson learned.
The next morning I started phasing it into her diet mixed with her vegetarian Nature’s Recipe. Quarter cup new EVO, three-quarters of Nature’s Recipe. Better, much better. She was really taking to the new food, I think she loves the taste. Then after we get to about half and half mixed, she had another episode on Saturday, throwing up all day. After reading more on this, I believe the protein content is just way too high. Bulldogs are supposed to get about 20-25% protein per serving (they have shallow bones and low-swung joints so high protein isn’t a good idea for these guys). EVO has 47%! No wonder homegirl was loving the taste – that stuff is all meat!
This weekend, if the stars align, I’m going to switch her to EVO’s parent company Innova’s dog food. Much less protein (22%) and same meat formula. This time, I’ll do it veeeeeeery slowly.
Fingers crossed and duct-taped that way. 🙂